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$600M in unclaimed can and bottle deposits

There are a few states that still pay consumers for recycling aluminum and bottles.  California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Vermont, though California has found a vast number of unclaimed recyclables— $600,000,000 worth to be exact. So, what is California planning to do with this overabundance of unclaimed funds? They […]


Nintendo hurt by chips crunch

Getting your child to step away from their video games may have just gotten easier… for now.  The microchip shortage affects more than just the automobile industry, Nintendo profits slipped 2.5%, “as the shortage of computer chips hurt production.” Nintendo, the maker of the Super Mario and Pokémon franchises, like many other game makers benefited […]


The critical role of labeling for vaccines

  “Vaccine supply chains are fast-changing, complex, and vitally important to society, and nowhere is this more evident than with COVID-19.” So often when we think and talk about the supply chain, we envision everyday consumer products like household items, clothing, and food and beverages. We forget that medical supplies including vaccines are also part […]


BarTender “Getting started” webinars

If your company is considering a new labeling solution for your small business, or you need a more robust enterprise solution, don’t miss the BarTender webinars to get your questions answered. During the BarTender webinar for small businesses, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, from 8:00 am- 9:00 am PST,   BarTender will answer these common questions: […]


Ford Trucks Allow for Vehicle-To-Vehicle Charging

“The automaker introduces the all-electric 2022 F-150 Lightning and the F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid and they bring a new meaning to topping off.” With the increase in electric cars on the road, comes the need for a different kind of roadside assistance.  “Last May, Ford revealed its electric F-150, which possessed the power to charge an […]


Man becomes a physicist at the age of 89

Manfred Steiner, a Rhode Island resident, achieved a lifelong goal after spending nearly two decades working towards and a lifetime thinking about becoming a physicist at the young age of 89. “Steiner cherishes this degree because it is what he has always wanted—and because he overcame health problems that could have derailed his studies.” Growing […]


BarTender 2022 Preview 1 now available

BarTender® 2022, is now available from Seagull Scientific.  The new version of BarTender’s product labeling software enables “secure, anywhere, anytime printing for any business, and providing new, expanded resources for integration into enterprise environments.” Some of the updated features that BarTender® 2022 includes are: Enhanced Print Portal, expanding remote printing access to more users A […]


Location, location, location

  UPS has launched a new platform that “innovates warehouse placement decisions through analytics and data”. This application utilizes historical data by accessing data directly through integration with a company’s e-commerce carts or companies may choose to upload this information themselves. With UPS’s Ware2Go and the new platform, Network Vu, users of BigCommerce and Shopify […]


Safer cleaning options, “just look for the label”

The Safer Choice Program is a voluntary program in which companies are able to put the Safer Choice Label on their cleaning products but must invest heavily in “research and reformulation to ensure that their products meet the Safer Choice Standard.”  This is a 40+ year program hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]


NiceLabel® helps you beyond the print room

Any label printing manager knows that most of the printing magic happens in the print room. Hundreds of thousands of labels, with key data like product description, date and location of manufacturing and more. While this in and of itself has challenges, when you look at the complete labeling process from start to finish, you […]